It is important to note that the university has passed its first significant milestone (the previous 10-years development plan), which began more than 10 years ago, and is enduring its continuous journey of excellence to reach the next milestone (the forward 10-years development plan) by 2020. Even though the fast changing global higher education landscape brings great deal of challenges for the university, it also creates boundless opportunities for us. To transform these opportunities into creative and innovative realities, the university council, through its both academic and administrative boards, other specialized committees and closed partnership with management, provides guidance and direction on key strategic issues. These include recruitment of top-academic and top-administrative and academic members, development of an excellent teaching/learning/research infrastructures, continuous improvements of good governance practices and procedures, ensuring transparency in all academic matters, practical and sound management of the university’s finances, and cultivating a vibrant entrepreneurial community.
On behalf of our council members, I would like to thank all university’s members for supporting our efforts to ensure that Build Bright continues to succeed in the years to come. I am well convinced that our university is reaching upward and outward, and is contributing to the advancement of higher education for the continuous development in the best interests of its students, faculty, staff and alumni in harmony with local and international communities.